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US Confirms Troubling Russian Development of Anti-Satellite Weapon


Russia is in the process of developing a space-based anti-satellite weapon, a development labeled as "troubling" by the White House. However, it has been asserted that the weapon does not pose an immediate threat to people on Earth. The announcement followed a mysterious warning from US lawmakers about a serious national security threat.

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confirmed that the weapon is related to an anti-satellite capability being developed by Russia. He clarified that while it is not currently an active capability, Russia's pursuit of such technology is concerning. Kirby emphasized that there is no imminent threat to safety.

The Russian weapon is described as "space-based," but details regarding its nuclear capabilities or power source have not been officially disclosed. Kirby did acknowledge that the development would violate the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which both Russia and the United States are signatories to. The treaty explicitly prohibits the deployment of nuclear weapons in space.

While the immediate safety of individuals on Earth is not compromised, Kirby highlighted potential risks, including the weapon's lethal threat to astronauts in low orbit and the potential disruption of crucial military and civilian satellites.

US President Joe Biden has been briefed on the matter, and officials have been directed to engage with Moscow, although there has been no response from the Russian side.

The revelation sparked controversy as lawmakers made early disclosures, prompting the White House to assess potential compromises to US intelligence sources and methods.

The development coincides with ongoing tensions between the US and Russia over a stalled $60 billion military aid package for Ukraine. Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson's refusal to bring the Senate-passed bill for a vote has created an impasse.

Moscow dismissed the claims about the anti-satellite technology as a ploy by the White House to push through the Ukraine funding. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov characterized it as an attempt to manipulate Congress.

The situation underscores the broader geopolitical challenges and technological advancements in space, raising concerns about the potential militarization of outer space. The Outer Space Treaty violation adds a legal dimension to the issue, complicating international relations.

Feb. 16, 2024 11:46 a.m. 2022

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